Proverbs 2 for the 2nd day of March, 2018

Day 2      Proverbs 2


Voice talent by Don Bratschie

2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;


2:2 So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;


2:3 Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;


2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:


2:5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.


2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.


2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;


2:8 that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.


2:9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.


2:10 For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.


2:11 Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,


2:12 to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;


2:13 who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;


2:14 who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;


2:15 who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:


2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;


2:17 who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:


2:18 for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.


2:19 None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:


2:20 that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.


2:21 For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

2:22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.